The complex boasts of 30,000 square meters of unique experiences for the Manila shopper. Approaching the complex from C-5, the shoppers will be greeted by its Maranao inspired architecture, a welcome change from the modern structures that most people are used to. In addition, the entire place, is more very elderly and disabled friendly, making it an ideal weekend hangout for the entire family.
An inspection of the compound may be done through the Calesa tours given by Kutcheros in traditional attire, giving people the opportunity to experience the 19th century Filipinos' mode of transportation. As for the shopping experience, what people will find here is a far cry from what are in most of the other malls. It has huge sections dedicated to high quality traditional handicrafts, antiques, furniture, gardening and pets. Even its sections dedicated to fashion, personal care and novelties are of a different kind. Locally designed shoes and fashion items, homemade organic soap, lotion and accessories are given prominent space here. Something that is rare in other malls.
Moving to the food and delicacies sections, one can experience almost all of the local specialties from the Iloilo Batchoy to the Pansit Pasig with chicharon can be found in its 46 food stalls. Other than its regular dining areas, it also has a spacious facility where people can dine to the music of local bands.
Want something fresh? You'll also find a wide variety of locally grown coffee beans, fresh farm fruits, and vegetables here.
For those wanting to visit, Tiendesitas operates til midnight. It is located within the Frontera Verde area along the intersection of C-5 and Ortigas Avenue. It stands between the new SM Hypermart, and Fun Ranch fro kids.